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Author Topic: Ashley Young (Goodbye and thank you)  (Read 119569 times)

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Re: Ashley Young
« Reply #870 on: May 17, 2023, 12:28:40 PM »
I wonder if he's going to get a new deal and we're stuck with him for another year...

Sorry, I like Ash and Cash but I just think RB is an area we could significantly improve especially after seeing what Moreno can do on the opposite flank.

Having another Moreno type player on the right puts us at risk of the problems Gerrard caused by expecting both of your full backs to act as supplementary wingers.

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Re: Ashley Young
« Reply #871 on: May 17, 2023, 12:37:25 PM »
Yes but having full-backs on both flank capable of "doing a Moreno" means we have better choice and keep the opposition guessing (i.e play Digne/AN other on the left playing more conservatively and on the other side, a right-full back version of Moreno).

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Re: Ashley Young
« Reply #872 on: May 17, 2023, 12:45:42 PM »
I'd be surprised if he doesn't get another 12 months, he just seems like a very good option to have in the squad.

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Re: Ashley Young
« Reply #873 on: May 17, 2023, 12:52:11 PM »
Yes but having full-backs on both flank capable of "doing a Moreno" means we have better choice and keep the opposition guessing (i.e play Digne/AN other on the left playing more conservatively and on the other side, a right-full back version of Moreno).
Yeah, that was my thinking too - make it so that you could mirror the current Young/Moreno combo on the right hand side - then you pick which one based on whether the opponent is weakest on their right or left flank.  Plus, with the 5 subs now potentially you could do a double fullback substitution and swap the wing you're targeting mid-game.

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Re: Ashley Young
« Reply #874 on: May 17, 2023, 12:54:43 PM »
We'll be up against more and more sides playing a low block against us and the Wolves game showed how much we struggled to create chances. It would be good to have an attacking full-back on both sides in those situations.

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Re: Ashley Young
« Reply #875 on: May 17, 2023, 01:13:52 PM »
I wonder if he's going to get a new deal and we're stuck with him for another year...

Sorry, I like Ash and Cash but I just think RB is an area we could significantly improve especially after seeing what Moreno can do on the opposite flank.

Having another Moreno type player on the right puts us at risk of the problems Gerrard caused by expecting both of your full backs to act as supplementary wingers.

Was just about to write the very same thing - i think Moreno tactic is very clear and the right side is not expected to mirror it

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Re: Ashley Young
« Reply #876 on: May 17, 2023, 01:23:10 PM »
I wonder if he's going to get a new deal and we're stuck with him for another year...

Sorry, I like Ash and Cash but I just think RB is an area we could significantly improve especially after seeing what Moreno can do on the opposite flank.

Having another Moreno type player on the right puts us at risk of the problems Gerrard caused by expecting both of your full backs to act as supplementary wingers.

Was just about to write the very same thing - i think Moreno tactic is very clear and the right side is not expected to mirror it

Although in some games he may want to switch things and have the attacking full-back on the right and a more defensive full-back on the left.

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Re: Ashley Young
« Reply #877 on: May 17, 2023, 01:25:34 PM »
Left-side - Celtic - Tizwas

as a wise man once signatured.

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Re: Ashley Young
« Reply #878 on: May 17, 2023, 01:58:17 PM »
If nothing else he's exactly what you'd want on the bench to bring on and see a game out, wind up the opposition or to get in the referee's ear.

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Re: Ashley Young
« Reply #879 on: May 17, 2023, 02:07:24 PM »
Left-side - Celtic - Tizwas

as a wise man once signatured.

Dear oh dear.

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Re: Ashley Young
« Reply #880 on: May 17, 2023, 02:50:33 PM »
I'd be surprised if he doesn't get another 12 months, he just seems like a very good option to have in the squad.

It makes sense to keep him even if we buy a top class right back.

He can cover multiple positions, and if we're in Europe, he would be a good, experienced option/rotation player.

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Re: Ashley Young
« Reply #881 on: May 17, 2023, 02:52:18 PM »
When Liverpool click it's often because of their two attacking wingbacks. However, we shouldn't be relying on a 37-year-old player as our first choice.

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Re: Ashley Young
« Reply #882 on: May 17, 2023, 07:31:26 PM »
38 before next season starts. Keep for one year in the squad as cover but not expecting him to start many games.

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Re: Ashley Young
« Reply #883 on: May 17, 2023, 07:34:44 PM »
Whatever the likelihood of playing or not, and I guess that depends on who we sign in his position, he's a great utility option to have but is also a proven winner and, I imagine, a dressing room leader.

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Re: Ashley Young
« Reply #884 on: May 17, 2023, 07:52:20 PM »
I've just been back to the early 30 page numbers on this thread, when his last contract expired and he was a year younger. I'd say the general tone is more affable now than it was then. Myself included.

 


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